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« on: February 06, 2013, 11:01:40 PM »

Found a way to raise nucs to waist level. 
A source of free 2x4 cut to 36"
Took em and made sawhorses!
 going to put rails on top and sit my nucs on the rails.  grin
 Only cost will be the 2x4 rails that run between sawhorses. 
My back will be very happy for this !! laugh
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 11:06:17 PM »

Maybe that's what I should do with my tbhs!  Lawl. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 12:24:25 AM »

Why just today I was thinking of ways to make things easier in the back. This is a good idea. I have to come up with something that can be used on sloping terrain. Maybe something with 3'-4' tall end supports that I can bolt my railing to so that I'm level from side to side but sloping back to front.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 01:57:54 AM »

Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 02:11:44 AM »

Good idea bailey. That would work well with queen castles also. Being bent over for hours does put a strain on the back. Thanks.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 07:06:57 AM »

I've decided to build a double rail with posts cemented into the ground. It looks great so far. Hope I don't have to move my hives anywhere!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 08:20:46 AM »

I have all my mating nucs waist high off the ground now. I hated stooping over to work them before.
Each year I moved them higher and higher. You'll never have them down low again Bailey.
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »

Be sure to put some cross members on the legs or you will lose em  in a good storm!
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 08:30:53 PM »

Wanted to show finished product with first rack in place. Can hold 2 rows of nucs at waist level.  Plus 2 more at knee level if I wanted or needed.
My back is so happy:)Smiley
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Blanc.  There will be 2x4 cross bracing and acting as a shelf on the leg braces. 
That's the second level of rows at knee level.






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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 10:39:11 PM »

Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




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What I meant by that was take my tbh and put my nucs on my empty tbh.  I made two and they both died.  I do not think I will restock them unless a swarm moves in. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 11:30:00 PM »

now only if you can figure a way for me to lay tile floors without bending over...then we will be set... grin good idea Bailey
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 01:17:28 AM »

i see them 2x4's saggin soon. turn them on the 1.5" edge.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 06:41:08 AM »

i see them 2x4's saggin soon. turn them on the 1.5" edge.

Me thinks you were looking at the pics that were under the saw horse and nuc set-up. If you clicked the pics to enlarge em, that is.  Wink
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 08:55:10 AM »

Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




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What I meant by that was take my tbh and put my nucs on my empty tbh.  I made two and they both died.  I do not think I will restock them unless a swarm moves in. 

Gave my TBHs to a newbee friend after playing w/ them for a couple years.  They were fun for a while, but problematic for my expanding beeyard. 

I like my (waist level) LONG Hives much better as the frames can be interchanged in and out of my Langs.  Made my life and my bees lives easier.  I also have a NUC Bench (belly high) that makes my world a better place  cool.

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(and the least amount of back strain/pain  grin)
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 10:38:16 AM »

My first thought was that will bee one tall unworkable hive  Sad

Then I read the nuc part  grin

What a great and ingenious idea, why should the hive bee low when the benefits for the hive( less damp,less heat reflection)
For the beekeeper easy access   grin

Simple ideas are good!


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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2013, 05:02:09 PM »

Here is a pic of the rack with nucs on em.  First nucs of the year.  grin



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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 07:05:40 PM »

I'm impatiently waiting...  grin  looks good Bailey
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 09:14:16 AM »

Must be nice not to be in bear country,if i would do that they would be in the woods getting eat and they have no fear of the house.
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